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Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt

Charles Hurt is the Opinion Editor and a columnist for The Washington Times. Often seen as a Fox News contributor on the cable network’s signature evening news roundtable, Mr. Hurt in his 20-year career has worked his way up from a beat reporter for the Detroit News and Washington correspondent for the Charlotte Observer before joining The Washington Times in 2003. He later served as D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for the New York Post and editor at the Drudge Report.

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Protesters are reflected in a puddle as they wave European flags to demonstrate against Brexit in front of the Parliament in London, Monday, Dec. 3, 2018. British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to persuade lawmakers to support the divorce agreement between Britain and the European Union in a Dec. 11 House of Commons vote. Opposition parties say they will vote against it, as do dozens of lawmakers from May's Conservatives. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Only the second-worst result of efforts to unify Europe

Back during the formation of the European Union in the 1990s, there was a joke going around among those who prefer to remember history -- mainly hoping to avoid repeating it. The last time folks worked this hard to unify Europe, the joke went, things didn't turn out so well. Published December 9, 2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., pauses while speaking to members of the media at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Poor Chuckie Schumer: Still known by two names

The only turkey in Washington these days is Chuck Schumer, still the lowly Senate minority leader after the much-ballyhooed Great Blue Wave of 2018. Published November 25, 2018

President Donald Trump,  from left, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, California Gov. Jerry Brown, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom and Paradise Mayor Jody Jones tour the Skyway Villa Mobile Home and RV Park during Trump's visit of the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. Trump went to Northern California on Saturday to survey the devastation from the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Nero fiddles while Trump burns

These people are looking for Nero. Just so long as he keeps playing the fiddle so nicely. Published November 18, 2018

A man raises a sign "Blacks For Trump" as President Trump speaks on June 27 in Fargo, North Dakota. (Associated Press)

Media nightmare: Black pro-Trump voters

Because President Trump is an Alt-Right, White-Supremacist, Nationalist Racist who wants to bring black slavery back in America, he dispatched a tweet proudly declaring record support among black voters. Published November 4, 2018

In this twisted world, making a joke about a guy who roughed up a reporter equals gang-torturing, killing and dismembering a reporter in a Turkish consulate. (Associated Press/File)

Presidents and political duels with media: Why they say it's all Trump's fault

The media tries drawing a straight line from President Trump's joyous verbal pounding of the media to actual violence against reporters. That is why there has been so much flood-the-zone coverage of the dastardly murder of Jamal Khashoggi, the occasional columnist for The Washington Post. Published October 28, 2018

President Donald Trump reacts as he speaks to a crowd at Eastern Kentucky University, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, in Richmond, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Forget, Hell! Trump wades into Civil War

The press today is never dumber than when they report on politics. Except when they try tackling history. Especially American history. And most especially Civil War history. Published October 14, 2018

Judge Merrick Garland was nominated to the Supreme Court at a time when American voters had expressly put Republicans in charge of the Senate. (Associated Press/File)

The Kavanaugh-Garland equivalency is false

The biggest lie about Merrick Garland -- one that is constantly peddled by Democrats and unquestioningly accepted by the press -- is that Republicans' treatment of him and his nomination is somehow on par with how Democrats treated Justice Kavanaugh and his nomination. Published October 7, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford claimed that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually groped her 36 years ago when he was 17. (Associated Press/File)

The vanished vestiges of civility

These are lonely times. The whole world, it seems, is talking past each other, not listening. Whatever vestiges of civility were left after the 2016 election have vanished. Published September 30, 2018

Cory Booker, aka "Spartacus," aka "Caligula." (Associated Press)

Caligula exits the arena, vanquished

Welcome, ladies and rapists, to Washington, D.C. -- your nation's capital -- where sterling reputations come to die. Published September 27, 2018

Rod Rosenstein, quit!

For the good of your country, Rod Rosenstein, step down. Published September 21, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

D.C. swamp still reeling from Hurricane Donald

President Trump, it has been reported in all seriousness, is a hateful, racist conspiracy theorist hellbent on ridiculing the deaths of some 3,000 Puerto Ricans reportedly killed by the double hurricanes that blasted the island territory last year. Published September 16, 2018